place


place
place [plās]
n.
[OFr < L platea, a broad street (in LL, an open space) < Gr plateia, a street < platys, broad: see PLATY-]
1. a square or court in a city
2. a short street, often closed at one end
3. space; room
4. a particular area or locality; region
5.
a) the part of space occupied by a person or thing
b) situation or state [if I were in his place]
6. a city, town, or village
7. a residence; dwelling; house and grounds
8. a building or space devoted to a special purpose [a place of amusement]
9. a particular spot on or part of the body or a surface [a sore place on the leg]
10. a particular passage or page in a book, magazine, etc., esp. the point where one has temporarily stopped reading [to mark one's place]
11. position or standing, esp. one of importance, accorded to one [one's place in history]
12. a step or point in a sequence [in the first place]
13. the customary, proper, or natural position, time, or character
14. a space used, reserved, or customarily occupied by a person, as a seat in a theater, at a table, etc.
15. an office; employment; position
16. official position
17. the duties of any position
18. the duty, or business (of a person)
19. in racing, the first, second, or third position at the finish, specif. the second position
20. Arith. the position of a digit in a number (Ex.: in 12.3 the one is in the ten's place, the two in the unit's place, and the three in the tenth's place)
vt.
placed, placing [Fr placer]
1.
a) to put in a particular place, condition, or relation
b) to put in an assigned or proper place, as in a sequence or series
c) to identify by associating with the correct place or circumstances [to place somebody's face]
2. to find employment or a position for; appoint to an office
3. to arrange for a desired handling, treatment, or allocation of [to place a shipment, to place a child for adoption]
4. to assign (a value)
5. to make or give as an estimate
6. to offer (a proposal, problem, etc.) to be considered
7. to repose (confidence, trust, hope, etc.) in a person or thing
8. to adjust (the voice) to head or chest register
9. to finish in (a specified position) in a competition [to place last]
vi.
Sports to finish among the first three in a contest; specif., to finish second in a horse or dog race
to finish among the first three in a contest; specif., to finish second in a horse or dog race
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give place
1. to make room
2. to yield
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☆ go places
Slang to achieve success
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in place or out of place
1. in (or out of) the customary, proper, or assigned place
2. that is (or is not) fitting, proper, or timely
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in place of
as a substitute for; instead of
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know one's place
to be conscious of one's (inferior) position or rank in life and act accordingly
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put someone in his (or her) place
to humble someone who is overstepping bounds
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run in place
to move the legs alternately as in running, but remain in the same place, not going forward or backward
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take place
to come into being; happen; occur
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take the place of
to be a substitute for

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  • place — [ plas ] n. f. • 1080 « endroit »; lat. pop. °plattea, class. platea I ♦ 1 ♦ (1370; h. XIIe) Lieu public, espace découvert, généralement entouré de constructions. ⇒ esplanade, rond point; piazza. Petite place. ⇒ placette. Place d une ville… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • placé — place [ plas ] n. f. • 1080 « endroit »; lat. pop. °plattea, class. platea I ♦ 1 ♦ (1370; h. XIIe) Lieu public, espace découvert, généralement entouré de constructions. ⇒ esplanade, rond point; piazza. Petite place. ⇒ placette. Place d une ville… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • place — PLACE. s. f. Lieu, espace qu occupe ou peut occuper une personne, une chose. La place est remplie. la place est vuide. mettre chaque chose à sa place. en sa place. laisser la place libre. changer des livres, des meubles de place. il change de… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Place — (pl[=a]s), n. [F., fr. L. platea a street, an area, a courtyard, from Gr. platei^a a street, properly fem. of platy s, flat, broad; akin to Skr. p[.r]thu, Lith. platus. Cf. {Flawn}, {Piazza}, {Plate}, {Plaza}.] 1. Any portion of space regarded as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • place — Place, f. penac. Est un lieu subdial et à descouvert sans bastimens, et se prend tantost pour le rez de chaussée, Solum. Comme quand on dit, Il n y a que la place, Solum nudum, et sine superficie. Nuda area. Et tantost pour le lieu destiné au… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • placé — placé, ée (pla sé, sée) part. passé de placer. 1°   Mis dans un certain lieu, dans une certaine place. •   Placé loin de vos yeux, j étais vers le rivage Où nos fiers ennemis osaient nous résister, VOLT. Tancr. V, 1. •   Les yeux placés comme… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • place — ► NOUN 1) a particular position or location. 2) a portion of space occupied by or set aside for someone or something. 3) a vacancy or available position. 4) a position in a sequence or hierarchy. 5) the position of a figure in a series indicated… …   English terms dictionary

  • Place — Place, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Placed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Placing}.] [Cf. F. placer. See {Place}, n.] 1. To assign a place to; to put in a particular spot or place, or in a certain relative position; to direct to a particular place; to fix; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Place — ist der Name folgender Personen: Francis Place (1771−1854), englischer radikaler Sozialreformer und Chartist Mary Kay Place (* 1947), US amerikanische Schauspielerin und Sängerin Ullin Place (1924–2000), britischer Philosoph und Psychologe Victor …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • place — n Place, position, location, situation, site, spot, station are comparable when they mean the point or portion of space occupied by or chosen for a thing. Place, the most general of these terms, carries as its basic implication the idea of… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms


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